Breakout Area Furniture FAQs
If the backs and/or the sides of sofas and breakout chairs are above user head height then yes, they can certainly help to reduce noise on breakout area furniture.
- They do this by ‘cocooning’ people and providing an acoustic buffer - ideal in busy open plan spaces where noisy conversations and phone calls can bounce off hard surfaces.
- They also help to increase privacy and reduce distractions when using shared work canteen furniture.
Will I need power sockets in a staff lounge?
Is there anywhere in the modern workplace where people don’t need power sockets? People need to charge phones, laptops and other devices, whether on their breaks or in meetings staff lounge areas will normally also be used as quiet spaces for work or to make calls.
Integrated power points
Power and data sockets can be incorporated into most breakout furniture from sofa and chair armrests, work canteen tables and side tabletops.
What is office breakout furniture?
Office breakout area furniture is a place where staff and workers can eat, relax, chat, play games or just have a quiet space to work. Breakout spaces can comprise of modular sofas and comfy breakout chairs, cafe tables and chairs or canteen tables and benches.
Usually, work canteen chairs are placed in clearly defined zones or even separate rooms to give your commercial office furniture a more defined look.
Quiet & busy spaces
Sofas and chairs work best for chill out or quiet rooms while cafe furniture is useful for busier eating and chatting areas. In open-plan spaces, a breakout table and chairs should ideally be separated by staff lockers or room dividers to reduce noise and increase privacy.
Always have a quiet area away from the main entrance door or corridor.